— “Roadmap to a Fire” essay named 2020 “Best of the Nest” by Pigeon Pages.

— Winner, 2017 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant

— “Of Blood,” essay nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Rappahannock Review.

— “This Is Not A Pipe” featured in “Best of Hot Metal Bridge” anthology; Fall 2011.

— “I Am Speaking the Language” selected as a Fwriction Review “Story of the Day,” October 10, 2011.

— “This Is Not A Pipe,” nominated by Hot Metal Bridge for Dzanc Books “Best of the Web 2011” Anthology.

Runner-up, “Shape in a Misshapen World” Festival of the Arts literary contest in prose for my nonfiction piece, “This is Not a Pipe,” May 2009.

— Recipient of Ashland University Undergraduate Creative Writing Award in Prose, April 2008.


— “WR grad wins major writing award,” Sandusky Register, July 9, 2017.

— “Dayton woman wins major writing prize,” Dayton Daily News, July 7, 2017. 

— “30 Under 30 with Ashley Bethard,” News Media Alliance, July 28, 2016.

— Interview with Rappahannock Review, Issue 1.4. “Contributor Spotlight: Interview with Ashley Bethard.”

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